Why FEMU was founded?

The FEMU Foundation (Federation Music Authors and Publishers) was established in 2016 to carry out the secondary exploitation of the Graphical Reproduction Right in the Netherlands.

This is done on behalf of music publishers which are a member of the NMUV (Dutch Music Publishers Association) and the VMN (Association of Music Traders and Publishers in the Netherlands) and have given a mandate to the FEMU.

In addition, national and international music publishers which are not a member of the NMUV or VMN are able to give the FEMU a mandate, as well as music authors that have published their works in-house.

The primary exploitation (such as sale and rental) is not covered by the mandate which the music publishers have given to FEMU.

Johan de Meij
FEMU does an excellent job of ensuring that composers receive fair compensation for lost revenue, if their work is photocopied or loaned through libraries.
Johan de Meij
| composer/arranger
Via the FEMU licenses, people pay fairly for copied music. This way we can all continue to enjoy beautiful wind music.
Ivo Kouwenhover
Composer |

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